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On February 7, 2017, in an article, entitled “More than 100 people protest over impending deportation of Martín Esquivel-Hernandez and recent ICE raids”, Ryan Deto writing for Pittsburgh City Paper focuses on recent spike regarding undocumented Latino immigrants being detained. At least four more Latino undocumented immigrants were detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers the week of February 6, 2017.

Monica Ruiz, Casa San Jose Community Organizer, stated, “Many [undocumented immigrants] did not go to work this week. Many did not come to [Casa San Jose] events. We have to take a stand. ICE has increased their enforcement…these new executive orders, they are giving ICE a free-for-all mentality. ICE is now more emboldened in the Pittsburgh area.”

“According to the non-partisan public-opinion-polling nonprofit PRRI, only 16 percent of Americans believe we should identify and deport all of the county’s more than 11 million undocumented immigrants. (About 79 percent of the country believes we should give them a path to citizenship or permanent residency, if they meet certain requirements.)

Read the entire article here.

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